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Matters relating to Rob Walsh’s Blowin’, broadcast at 8pm on Sundays

The Blowin Weekly Extra – Eyes Wide Open

Blowin Weekly Extra

9-10pm Sunday 27 February 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com

BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

Follow Rob and Blowin on Twitter @robwwitter

Higher Coach Road

Higher Coach Road

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Try moving the mouse

http://inoyan.narod.ru/kaleidoskop.swf

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Malian kora virtuoso Toumani Diabate has a Facebook page, where you can hear his music.

www.facebook.com/pages/Toumani-Diabate/9367807876?sk=app_178091127385

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This is interesting – management secrets of the Grateful Dead

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/03/management-secrets-of-the-grateful-dead/7918/

thanks to Heather

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Miles Davis – film of Louis Malle’s Elevator To The Gallows recording session, 1958.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-XVlrauLxc&feature=player_embedded

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – Eyes Wide Open

Blowin Weekly Extra

9-10pm Sunday 20 February 2011

Blowin online http://blowin.podomatic.com

BCB 106.6 FM and www.bcbradio.co.uk

Follow Rob and Blowin on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/robwwitter


Leaf shadows

Leaf shadows

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Listen again to your favourite BCB radio programmes at www.podcast.canstream.co.uk/bcb/index.php

BCB programme schedule www.bcbradio.co.uk/schedule.php

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I know we haven’t yet converted all of you to the good Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band – perhaps we should have started with the accessible stuff, and held back the early groundbreaking tracks?

Anyroad, this week we have a great video to bring home to you the sheer CRAZY JOY they put out, short of seeing them in person on this fantastic tour following the Clear Spot and Spotlight Kid albums.

Ladeez, gennulmen, persons, live in Paris in 1973 – Click Clack! www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2ZMOKLsiuY

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – Those dogs know how to throw a party

Blowin 9-10pm Sunday 13th February 2011
More tunes than time…
Blowin now online at blowin.podomatic.com
Listen to BCB on 106.6 FM or www.bcbradio.co.uk

Hands and feet, photo by Janine Gaunt

Hands and feet, photo by Janine Gaunt

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A blog dedicated to Sun Ra - LPs to download, books, films, comics.

http://fromnowherehere.blogspot.com/
Thanks to Ubuweb http://ubu.clc.wvu.edu/

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – The clouds are full of wine..

Blowin 9-10pm Sunday 6th February 2011
More tunes than time…
Blowin now online at blowin.podomatic.com
Listen to BCB on 106.6 FM or www.bcbradio.co.uk

Ice Rock

Ice Rock

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Compared To What – we’ve played this before and doubtless we’ll play it again, meanwhile here’s the film of the performance.. funkabulously jazztastic, filmed in 1969 with pianist Les McCann and saxophonist Eddie Harris live at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Apparently… “Les McCann smoked his first-ever hashish just before going out there and doing the do.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzvlivbptXk

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I thought they were called the Higgins Jazz Quintet, but apparently it’s The hUigin Quintet (sic).

OK… not confused, not much.

Anyroad, they’re a fabulous jazz quintet playing in the Bradford area – Blue Note to Miles Davis - next gig appears to be at the Kings Arms in Heaton on Wednesday 23 March at 8.30 - diary it now! More at http://huiginquintet.co.uk

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – I should turn to be..

Blowin 9-10pm Sunday 30th January 2011
More tunes than time…
Blowin now online at blowin.podomatic.com
Listen to BCB on 106.6 FM or www.bcbradio.co.uk

Across Airedale

Across Airedale

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This week I have mostly been.. watching Nurse Jackie online.

Series 2 is on Saturday night on BBC2 in the UK, and stars Edie Falco, who was Carmella (Mrs Tony) Soprano.

Initially seems light, but there’s a darker edge, some great acting, good supporting cast and can be funny. Well-integrated swearing – took me a while to realise how much there is. Series 1 online here http://tv.blinkx.com/show/nurse-jackie/SxHiUn-lZMNkyWu-0FyJy9OhNFE#s1

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Blowin

30 January

  • Meditations – Carpenter Rebuild – Jackal 12″
  • Beatlesband – Good Morning, Good Morning / Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band / A Day In The Life – Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band CD – Parlophone
  • Tabu Ley Rochereau – Ohambe – The Voice Of Lightness Vol 2 2xCD – Sterns www.sternsmusic.com
  • Little Feat – One Love Stand / Rock & Roll Doctor – Rampant Synchopatio download
  • Reverend Robert Wilkins – Prodigal Son – Memphis Gospel Singer LP [1964] – Piedmont
  • Neil Young – Cortez The Killer – Weld 2xCD – Reprise
  • The Gil Evans Orchestra – 1983, A Merman I Should Turn To Be – Plays The Music Of Jimi Hendrix CD – RCA Bluebird

More at www.rob-walsh.co.uk

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Keep On Blowin

Rob

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – I Love You, You Big Dummy

Blowin 9-10pm Sunday 23rd January 2011
More tunes than time…
Blowin now online at blowin.podomatic.com
Listen to BCB on 106.6 FM or www.bcbradio.co.uk

Tank

Tank

The TV ad for Captain Beefheart’s Lick My Decals Off, Baby – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRlmTzDyw7s


LMDOB was released in 1970 as the follow up to Troutmask Replica and according to Wikipedia reached 20 in the UK album charts, due to John Peel plays.

“Most of the songs began as piano improvisations by Van Vliet. He would record extended improvisation sessions on a cassette recorder. Harkleroad [guitarist Bill, aka Zoot Horn Rollo] then listened to these improvisations, picked out the best parts, and pieced them into compositions.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lick_My_Decals_Off,_Baby

Lester Bangs reviews LMDOB www.beefheart.com/datharp/reviews/bangsdecals.htm

More from this album next week

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – … flow out water, salt water

Blowin 9-10pm Sunday 16th January 2011
More tunes than time…
Blowin now online at blowin.podomatic.com
Listen to BCB on 106.6 FM or www.bcbradio.co.uk

November Mist

November Mist

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Orange Claw Hammer

Uh thick cloud caught uh piper clubs tail
The match struck blue on uh railroad rail
The old puff horse was just pullin’ thru
‘n uh man wore uh peg leg forever
I’m on the bum where the hoboes run
The air breaks with filthy chatter
Oh I don’t care there’s no place there
I don’t think it matters
My skin’s blazin’ thru
‘n my clothes in tatters
‘n the railroad looked
Like uh “Y” up the hill of ladders
One shoe fell on the gravel
One stick poked down
Gray of age fell down on uh pair of ears
An eagle shined thru my hole watch pocket
Uh gingham girl baby girl
Passed me by in tears
Uh jack rabbit raised his folded ears
Uh beautiful sagebrush jack rabbit
‘n an oriole sang like an orange
His breast full uh worms
‘n his tail clawed the evenin’ like uh hammer
His wings took t’ air like uh bomber
‘n my rain can caught me uh cup uh water
When I got into town
Odd jobs mam ah yer horse I’ll fodder
I’m the round house man
I once was yer father
Uh little up the road uh wooden
Candy stripe barber pole
‘n above it read uh sign “Painless Parker”
Lic-licorice twisted around under uh fly
‘n uh youngster cocked ‘er eye
God before me if I’m not crazy
Is my daughter
Come little one with yer little dimpled fingers
Gimme one ‘n I’ll buy you uh cherry phosphate
Take you down t’ the foamin’ brine ‘n water
‘n show you the wooden tits
On the Goddess with the pole out s’full sail
That tempted away yer peg legged father
I was shanghaied by uh high hat beaver moustache man
‘n his pirate friend
I woke up in vomit ‘n beer in uh banana bin
‘n uh soft lass with brown skin
Bore me seven babies with snappin’ black eyes
‘n beautiful ebony skin
‘n here it is I’m with you my daughter
Thirty years away can make uh seaman’s eyes
Uh round house man’s eyes flow out water
Salt water

From Troutmask Replica – more information here www.beefheart.com/datharp/albums/official/tmr.htm

Thanks to the Captain Beefheart Radar Station – lyrics and poems at www.beefheart.com/walker/index.html

Yesterday would have been the Captain’s birthday

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – Well Well

Blowin 9-10pm Sunday 9th January 2011
More tunes than time…
Blowin now online at blowin.podomatic.com
Listen to BCB on 106.6 FM or www.bcbradio.co.uk

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What’s the future of DAB radio in the UK?

www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/jacks-blog-10017212/whats-the-future-of-dab-radio-in-the-uk-10021384/

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Hi ho Silver!

I SO wanted to be the Lone Ranger when i was about 8. I used to gallop home from school for dinner with my raincoat draped like a cloak. Not that the Lone Ranger wore a cloak, but I thought it added to the drama. My galloping was so convincing that the neighbours asked my parents what was wrong with me.

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – Rusty cat sneezing

Blowin 9-10pm Sunday 2nd January 2011
More tunes than time…
Blowin now online at blowin.podomatic.com
Listen to BCB on 106.6 FM or www.bcbradio.co.uk

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Captain Beefheart & The Magic BandShe’s Too Much For My Mirror & My Human Gets Me Blues live in Belgium, 1969

This week’s featured Beefheart album is Strictly Personal – lots of info here at The Radar Station www.beefheart.com/datharp/albums/official/strictpers.htm

Steve Barker’s On The Wire has an excellent two hour tribute to Captain Beefheart at http://otwradio.blogspot.com/ – downloadable too.

Mike Barnes wrote the biography, and – surprise - it’s called Captain Beefheart.

More info and extracts at www.beefheart.com/zigzag/books/barnesbook.htm

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The Blowin Weekly Extra – Abba Zaba

Blowin 9-10pm Sunday 26th December 2010
More tunes than time…
Blowin now online at blowin.podomatic.com
Listen to BCB on 106.6 FM or www.bcbradio.co.uk

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How do I get through that?

How do I get through that?

The Captain

“A transistor radio playing Howlin Wolf at full volume placed in a wok and set on a gas burner.”

From the London Review Of Books blog – www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2010/12/22/jeremy-harding/dust-storm-over-the-dales

Read Phil Cope’s Beefheart tribute at www.bcbradio.co.uk/musicblog/?p=3782

Phil says it all so we don’t have to.

Another Beefheartian thought from our friend Alastair in San Fran :

“My friend Tinker put his finger on the emotion last night. Unlike Jagger, Madonna and others (we WISH would go away), Beefheart vanished from the public eye thirty years ago so his death brought us back to an emotional state approximating our feelings for him when we were young.”

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